Lovers' lane

   Producer William A. Brady balked at presenting Clyde Fitch's four-act play because of its subject matter, but following a well-received tryout in Trenton, New Jersey, he brought it to the Manhattan Theatre for 127 performances opening on 6 February 1901. Rev. Thomas Singleton, played by Ernest Hastings, contends with a narrow-minded congregation shocked by his efforts to feed the undeserving poor and house orphans, while permitting a divorced woman to sing in the church choir. They are horrified when he allows card playing and shooting pool, which leads conservative Deacon Steele to attempt to remove him. However, Singleton prevails and continues his compassionate work. A motion picture version of Lovers' Lane was released in 1924.

The Historical Dictionary of the American Theater. .

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  • lovers' lane — n. any secluded place frequented by young couples so as to engage in lovemaking in their parked vehicles …   English World dictionary

  • lovers' lane — noun : a lane or place favored by lovers for seclusion and dalliance * * * a secluded lane, road, or parking area sought out by lovers for its privacy. [1880 85, Amer.] * * * lovers lane noun A quiet path or road frequented by lovers • • • Main… …   Useful english dictionary

  • lovers' lane — {n.} A hidden road or walk where lovers walk or park in the evening. * /A parked car in a lonely lovers lane often is a chance for holdup men./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • lovers' lane — {n.} A hidden road or walk where lovers walk or park in the evening. * /A parked car in a lonely lovers lane often is a chance for holdup men./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • lovers'\ lane — noun A hidden road or walk where lovers walk or park in the evening. A parked car in a lonely lovers lane often is a chance for holdup men …   Словарь американских идиом

  • lovers' lane — a secluded lane, road, or parking area sought out by lovers for its privacy. [1880 85, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Lovers Lane (1999 film) — Lovers Lane is a 1999 slasher film written and produced by Rory Veal and Geof Miller, directed by Jon Steven Ward and stars Erin J. Dean, Riley Smith, Sarah Lancaster, Billy O Sullivan and Anna Faris.Tagline There is no such thing as safe sex.… …   Wikipedia

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  • 16 Lovers Lane — Infobox Album | Name = 16 Lovers Lane Type = Album Artist = The Go Betweens Released = August, 1988 Recorded = Sydney, Australia May, 1988 Genre = Rock/Alternative rock/Indie rock| Length = 37:04 Label = Beggars Banquet Records LO MAX Records… …   Wikipedia

  • lane — See: LOVERS LANE …   Dictionary of American idioms

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